What the equity release market could do for retirees

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Products that enable older homeowners to unlock the equity tied up in their property are becoming more common, but a number of obstacles still stand in the way

Why the Brazilian pension system must change

The uphill battle to transform Brazil’s unsustainable pension system will not be resolved overnight and, even if approved, will probably need to be revisited in years to come

Are retirement savings hurting the economy?

Pensioners are increasingly saving their money, but they are not spending or investing it either

Five myths about leaving money to charity in your will

In the UK, more than £10 billion was donated to charity in 2018, according to the Charities Aid Foundation. Gifts that have been left to charities in wills tend to account for about a third, but a number of myths remain around legacy gifting...

New rules needed to protect retirement

As the nature of work continues to evolve, pension professionals argue whether rules and regulations are still fit for purpose

What does it mean to “unretire”?

Businesses should adapt and tap the experienced talent pool of older people who are increasingly working past retirement age

Why millions of workers are retiring in pensioner poverty

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Failure to save enough for their retirement, coupled with an inadequate state pension, is leaving millions in pensioner poverty

Employers that help staff prepare for retirement can avoid low productivity

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Ensuring staff save enough for retirement can engage employees and avoid low productivity among those who cannot afford to give up work